Very Latest Mac Mini - S-ATA Link Speeds

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by xbl4814, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2013
    Does anyone have one of the very latest Mac Mini or Mac Mini Servers with internal SSD?

    If so just wondering what the Link Speed and Negotiated Link Speed is?

    On new 13' MBP Retina we bought at end of last year it is 6 and 6 and the performance is amazing. However when I checked a couple of Mini's in the Apple Store yesterday they were all 3 and 1.5, however they were not Fusion or SSD drives.

    Just wondering if this is the same regardless of drive installed, or whether the SSD models have a much faster bus speed.

    Thanks in advance
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    the corner of Fire and Brimstone
    For my 2012, link/negotiated:
    User installed SSD: 6/6
    Stock HD: 6/3
  3. macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Mechanical drives vs SSD. Mechanical drives can't even saturate an SATA 2 let alone 3. By the way it has little to do with the negotiated speed. Even a modern SSD on an SATA 2 will crush any mechanical hard drive.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    Same as Darby67. The mini should be able to handle any SATA III drive you can throw at it.
  5. macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    ditto my 500gb samsung 830 ssd is 6/6 my 1tb hitachi 5400 rpm hdd is 6/3

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